St Urho: Survival Mode – Schedule of Events

St Urho’s Weekend will be quite a bit different this year. There are no indoor social activities at the Community Center this year. Instead there will be a combination of online/livestream events as well as outdoor events, the main one being the parade at Noon on Saturday March 20th. 

We ask that you wear masks and keep your group small so as to keep everyone safe so we can be together again next year. We will also be livestreaming the parade for folks to watch from home. 

Let’s save our toilet paper and our grapes from those evil grasshoppers. We all know they hoarded the supplies others needed to survive. We fully understand the world isn’t out of the woods yet and that’s why we ask you to be safe.

Sunday, March 7th – Online Float Workshop – watch here. 

Friday, March 12th – Making Mojakka – Online class taught by Dan Cahill Mathews – watch here.

Week of March 15th – 21st – Online Auction throughout the week – view and bid on items here:

Wednesday, March 17th – Evening – Virtual Ms. Helmi – Tune in on Facebook to watch and vote for the winner – voting open until Midnight Friday:

You can also watch it on YouTube:

Friday, March 19th – 7pm – Online Panel Discussion about various St Urho’s Day Celebrations around the area – sponsored by FACA – Finnish American Cultural Activities. More info here:

Saturday, March 20th

Noon – Tug of War across the Baptism River

Before and during the parade – Finland Fire and Rescue will be selling refreshments outside the Finland Fire Hall

Before and during the parade – AfterProm will be selling St Urho T-shirts.

Noon-1 pm – Parade through Finland on Highway 1. Call Cheri Bischoff at 218-220-9947 to register for the parade. The Parade will also be livestreamed on Facebook at

After the parade – Steve Solkela’s Overpopulated One Man Band will be performing outside in various locations around town.

After the parade – Four Seasons will have lunch and dinner specials (75% capacity).

After the parade – Wildhurst will have appetizer and drink specials (75% capacity).

After the parade – Our Place will have an outside beer wagon, bloody marys and sloppy joes inside in addition to their regular menu (75% capacity).

Sunday, March 21st

4pm Raffle Ticket Drawing – Livestream – Drawing will take place outside at the Four Seasons – weather permitting. Door prizes start at 3:30pm and will be split between online and in-person viewers! Tune in to the St Urho’s Celebration in Finland, MN Facebook Page to watch.

Online Silent Auction ends at 7pm – view and bid on items here:


Supported by the Silver Bay Area Tourism Association and Welcome to Finland.

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